As a boy I remember using paper to make three-dimensional weapons such as handguns and rifles but Mum put a stop to that pretty quickly. I don't know why she did that… they didn't even work! Fast-forward 15 years and I was studying Visual Communication at Monash University. I've always had a knack for seeing the problems in things and then trying to change them to make them work better.
I worked as the art director / graphic designer at Dumbo Feather for two years. I worked on a huge range of projects from the quarterly publication through to a bespoke iPad app. I loved working with a fun, motivated, young and inspiring team who always had a 'can-do' attitude. We always worked at 110%, which created an amazing working energy. I moved on from there to spend some soul-time in the Himalayas.
Now that I'm back in Melbourne, finding an amazing team of people to get creative with is my priority. I love working on projects that make the world a brighter, happier place and I love a no-limits approach to brainstorming and designing. I love running drawing workshops for my friends and I’ve also been finding the time to work on some small film projects.
I have an addiction to illustration and have been known to not look up from my desk for hours on end. Illustration is my artistic expression and I just can't get my hands on enough Copic markers. Drawing, drawing, drawing. I'm trying to produce one still-life drawing per day this month, but balancing that with my usual drawing practice, freelance work, and a non-sugar diet has its challenges. I'm using an airbrush to paint a mural in the studio too, so I'm getting stuck into that when I'm alone because I think the inks might be poisonous and I don't want to kill anyone.